Food, Garden

Learn to Pressure Can Veggies!

Pressure canning may seem intimidating at first but it actually takes less prep work than water bath canning. Did you know, pressure canning is the only safe way to can low-acidity foods such as vegetables, mushrooms, broth, soup/stew, and meat? So, take the leap and start preserving produce from your own garden this season!

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Homestead Animals

The Process and Timeline of Raising Meat Pigs

We got started raising pigs in 2014 and absolutely fell in love with these amazing creatures. We will never go back to buying pork from the grocery store again. The meat is far superior in flavor and we find it very fulfilling to be self sufficient by growing and raising our own food.

Garden

Companion Planting: Cracking the Code

Have you ever looked at lists of companion plants and wondered why? Why are these certain plants good companions? What makes them go well together? And most importantly, is there a way to implement companion planting without cross referencing lists in multiple books and websites? The answer is yes, you can gain a deeper understanding of companion planting, and this will make it easier and quicker for you to plan vegetable garden layouts.

Homestead Animals

The Complete Guide to Raising Pigs in your Backyard

One of my family’s true passions is livestock! With several years of experience under my belt, I am hoping to share some wisdom with anyone just getting started with homestead pigs. Check out this 6 part series!

Garden

How to Grow a Medicinal Tea Garden (Plus over 40 Plants!)

There is nothing like a hot cup of tea to cure what ails you! Herb gardens are an incredible resource for making herbal tea and medicines at home. Buying bulk herbs can be quite expensive, whereas garden plants and seeds are a one time purchase that will keep producing for years to come.

Garden

How to Start Seeds Indoors and Keep Them Alive!

Learn the entire process for indoor seed starting success including: setting up your growing space, what supplies to purchase, when and how to plant, seedling care, common seed starting problems, hardening off and transplanting.

Garden

Planning a Survival Garden for Food and Medicine

Whether you are planting a survival garden out of necessity, preparedness, or simply to become more self reliant, you will appreciate the feeling of security it provides! Learn which plants to select for long term food supplies, nutrition and herbal remedies as well as how to design your garden for sustainability.

Garden

Gardening 101: 9 Simple Steps to a Fantastic First Season!

Are you ready to start a garden, but just don't know how? This guide will give you all the tools to feel confident planning, planting, harvesting and preserving your garden. Learn how to grow your own food and save money at the same time!

Food, Garden

8 Ways to Preserve Your Harvest

Food preservation is a homesteaders most valuable skill. After all that work planning, planting, tending and harvesting your garden, the last thing you want is for your bounty to go to waste. Learn more about how to preserve your garden harvest and make food last for months or even years!

Garden

Unlock the Secrets to a Perfect Garden Layout! (A Reference Tool for Gardeners)

Ever wonder how expert gardeners know how to layout their vegetable gardens? Here's your guide to companion planting, succession planting, taxonomy, and growing requirements for all your crops with quick references and helpful infographics. Get ready for the biggest harvests you've ever had!